Kern (wrist) was moved to the Titans' Designated for Return list on Tuesday, Jim Wyatt of the team's official site reports.
The punter now has 21 days to be activated from injured reserve. However, the Titans also waived punter Trevor Daniel on Tuesday, which means they will likely activate Kern in time for Sunday's matchup with the Colts.
Kern (wrist) was placed on injured reserve Saturday, Jim Wyatt of the Titans' official site reports.
The 34-year-old expected to miss some time after suffering a wrist injury during last week's loss to the Bengals, and he'll now be sidelined for at least the next three games. Ryan Allen was signed to take over punting duties for Tennessee in Kern's absence.
Kern (wrist) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Bears, Joe Rexrode of The Athletic reports.
Kern is expected to miss a few games, so it seems likely that the Titans will promote Tucker McCann from the practice squad to fill in for him as the team's punter.
Kern is expected to miss some time after suffering an undisclosed injury during Sunday's loss to the Bengals, Paul Kuharsky of 104.5 The Zone Nashville reports.
The specifics of the injury remain unclear, but Kern may have suffered the injury when a poor snap led to him being hit on a botched PAT on Sunday. Tucker McCann could be promoted from the practice squad to fill in at punter for the Titans.
Kern signed a four-year, $12.55 million deal with the Titans on Thursday.
Kern was entering the final year of his contract but the Titans opted to secure his services for the foreseeable future. The 33-year-old averaged 47.1 yards per punt in 2018 with a 41.7 net, and has made the Pro Bowl each of the past two seasons.
Kern, 29, began his career with the Broncos before joining the Titans in 2009. He holds multiple franchise records including gross punting average (44.9 yards) and net punting average (40.0).
He finished fifth in the NFL in gross punting average in 2015 with a mark of 46.8 yards. Kern was set to be a free agent on Tuesday had the Titans not re-signed him.
Titans kicker Ryan Succop and punter Brett Kern are two of 16 potential unrestricted free agents Tennessee will have coming up this offseason. Coach Ken Whisenhunt said Tuesday he would like for both kicking specialists to remain Titans for next season, according to The Tennessean.
"The only thing I'll say about those is that Kern punted too much and Succop didn't kick enough. That would be the negatives that I would say about those guys,"' Whisenhunt said Monday. "I thought Brett did a good job for us this year. And I thought Ryan, coming in, doing what we asked him to do, I think he had a career high for percentage made. So I like both of those guys."
Succop went 19 of 22 on field goals and a perfect 27 of 27 on extra points in his first season with the Titans. He had spent his previous five as a member of the Chiefs.
"I just have a ton of respect for everybody here, and it was an awesome opportunity to play here this year," Succop said.
Kern had a 40.8 net punting average in 2014.
Titans LB Akeem Ayers, P Brett Kern and WR Kendall Wright are active Week 14 against the Broncos.
Wright practiced in full Thursday and Friday. Ayers and Kern were able to return to full practice Friday.
Wide receiver Kendall Wright (ankle) heads a quartet of Titans listed as probable for Sunday against Pittsburgh. The others are linebacker Akeem Ayers (groin), fullback Quinn Johnson (hamstring) and punter Brett Kern (back).
Titans tackle David Stewart was cleared to play Week 2 at Houston after being listed as questionable with a calf injury. Punter Brett Kern was also cleared after being listed as probable with a left calf injury.